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The PIMAP Partnership Kick-Off Meeting was recently hosted at the Brussels Office of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region. The 4 cluster partners of the project – Alpha-Route des Lasers et des Hyperfréquences , Triple Steelix , PRODUTECH and Joensuu Science Park - joined together to discuss the planned project activities and their ambitions for the next two years. The consortium, led by Alpha Route des Lasers et des Hyperfréquences encompasses 2 clusters working in the field of photonics/microwaves (the project coordinator and Joensuu Science Park), and 2 clusters offering concrete market applications (Triple Steelix and...
Date: 26/03/2018 - 12:40 | PIMAP Partnership

On March, 7 th -9 th 2018, Marine South East, represented by its CEO Jonathan Williams, attended to the World Ocean Summit in Mexico, to explore and advance the impact of the SpaceWave project on ocean sustainability. The event presented an opportunity to present and discuss SpaceWave with key organisations in Mexico (one of SpaceWave’s target markets), and to position SpaceWave within wider global activities initiated by the Summit. During the event, one-to-one meetings were held with: Leaders of two emerging blue economy clusters in Mexico, one of which includes a satellite applications research centre; Representatives...
Date: 26/03/2018 - 09:07 | SpaceWave
March, 6 th 2018 On the occasion of the coming of Quebec Prime Minister Philippe Couillard and of the Secretary of State to the Ministry of Economy and Finance Delphine Gény-Stephann to Toulouse, an agreement has been signed on March, 6 th 2018, by the competitiveness cluster Aerospace Valley (aeronautics, space, embedded systems) and the Quebec aerospace group Aéro Montréal. This agreement aims at facilitating the development of projects linked to defense and unmanned aerial vehicles’ markets. According to Suzanne M. Benoît, Chief Executive Officer of Aéro Montréal, “Quebec and Nouvelle-Aquitaine and Occitanie regions...
Date: 20/03/2018 - 14:35 | SpaceWave
On February, 21 st 2018 in the context of the EU Industry Day, the European Commission launched a second generation of 23 co-funded EU Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i). The SpaceWave Consortium was given the great chance to be one of them, and is very proud of having won this award. This event enabled networking with other projects and seeking synergies. SpaceWave was officially launched during the kick-off meeting held in Brussels on January, 9 th 2018. The consortium is made of four European clusters: Aerospace Valley (coordinator – FR), Pôle Mer Méditerranée (FR), Marine South East Limited (UK) and Distretto Tecnologico...
Date: 19/03/2018 - 13:54 | SpaceWave

Cosmetics4Wellbeing (C4W)

Cosmetics4Wellbeing is a program launched by 5 European cosmetics clusters that aims to foster the internationalization of SMEs toward third markets, considering cosmetics as a driver to international wellbeing industry. As the project targets directly SMEs, we made presentation brochures available in all languages >>
Date: 20/03/2018 - 11:18 | Cosmetics4Wellbeing (C4W)

In 2018 the LASER-GO Global partnership has kick-started its activities with a mission to New Zealand and the State of Victoria, Australia. In February a delegation from the consortium visited Auckland, Dunedin and Melbourne where a number of meetings with public officials, company representatives and university leaders took place resulting in the mission which has been the most successful to-date in terms of leads and contacts. The mission has been organized within the context of the intensifying economic diplomacy efforts on the part of the EU to sign trade agreements with New Zealand and Australia and bring both...
Date: 19/03/2018 - 07:00 | LASER-GO GLOBAL

On 20 th February 2018, DG GROWTH of the European Commission officially awarded the NF4-project with the ESCP-i label. The label was handed out during the award ceremony at the kick-off meeting in Brussels. The NF4 project is an internationalization fast track accelerator for innovation-intensive food SMEs, powered by a 5-partner food clusters alliance: Clusaga (ES); Food Valley (NL); Valorial (FR); Vitagora (FR) and Wagralim (BE). The activities are specialized on 3 food industry value chains: processed foods, health&nutritional food products and connected food. These value chains provide a full package of...
Date: 09/03/2018 - 15:54 | NF4
Last February 15, CLUSAGA has organized the half-day Workshop Galicia Exports 2018, on the existing support for business internationalization, in cooperation with the Galician Development Agency (IGAPE) and the Spanish Foreign Trade Agency (ICEX). During the workshop, CLUSAGA presented the New Frontiers in Food Fast Forward (NF4) project was presented as the new acceleration program supported by the EU COSME Cluster Go International! Programme. The NF4 project is an internationalization fast track accelerator for innovation-intensive food SMEs, powered by a 5-partner food clusters alliance: Clusaga (ES); Food Valley (NL...
Date: 09/03/2018 - 13:24 | NF4
On February 20th 2018 the New Frontiers in Food Fast Forward (NF4) project organised its internal kick off event in Brussels, Belgium. The NF4 project is an internationalization fast track accelerator for innovation-intensive food SMEs, powered by a 5-partner food clusters alliance: Clusaga (ES); Food Valley (NL); Valorial (FR); Vitagora (FR) and Wagralim (BE). The project is embedded on the successfully-defined road-map of the New Frontiers in Food initial partnership. The activities are specialized on 3 food industry value chains: processed foods, health&nutritional food products and connected food. These value...
Date: 09/03/2018 - 12:56 | NF4

On 22nd February, the Basque Government Delegation in Brussels hosted the kick-off meeting of the ELBE project which seeks an alliance between leading marine energy clusters across Europe, with the aim of defining a joint internationalisation strategy. The ELBE ( Europe Leading Blue Energy ) project is part of the European Union DG GROWTH "Cluster Go International" programme and has been selected as the only representative of the energy sector during the recent call first stage (Strand1A). This also acknowledges the importance of the bodies represented by these clusters in the current European leadership of marine energy...
Date: 09/03/2018 - 07:45 | ELBE

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